Saturday, 5 November 2011

Running With The Pack


Still not as cheesy as Mick's Long Fangs army (sorry mate!)
For one week only, I am to be the world's biggest hypocrite.

That's right, I have decided to swallow whatever pride I once possessed and I will be playing my foot-slogging Marines as Space Wolves. I have spent a couple of hours writing various lists from several codexes, but the only really viable option is to run a three Long Fang, six Grey Hunter army in Thursday night's game against Gav.

THE LIST

HQ - Rune Priest w/ Storm Caller & Living Lightning (*)

TR - 10 x Grey Hunters w/ 2 x Flamers & Wolf Standard
TR - 10 x Grey Hunters w/ 2 x Flamers
TR - 10 x Grey Hunters w/ 2 x Flamers
TR - 10 x Grey Hunters w/ 2 x Flamers
TR - 10 x Grey Hunters w/ 2 x Flamers
TR - 10 x Grey Hunters w/ 2 x Flamers

EL - 10 x Scouts w/ Melta Gun
EL - 10 x Scouts w/ Melta Gun

HVY - 6 x Long Fangs w/ 5 x Missile Launchers
HVY - 6 x Long Fangs w/ 5 x Missile Launchers
HVY - 6 x Long Fangs w/ 5 x Missile Launchers

* thanks to Gav for suggesting this unit - it makes the whole army work!

99 NOT OUT...

Ok, so I have missed my target of one hundred marines on the table by one model, but it's close enough. The modus operandi is simple enough:

- Long Fangs grab cover on your table edge and attempt to krak (sic) open the opponent's transports and disable his long-range guns

- Grey Hunters walk forward in an 'onion layer' formation, utilising cover where they can, and with the front unit providing 4+ cover save to units further back

- Rune Priest uses Storm Caller to give 5+ cover save to leading unit

- Scouts infiltrate 18" from enemy and attempt to melt' open opponent's transports, or assault

AIMS & OBJECTIVES

First and foremost, this is a fun 'n' fluffy list to see if foot infantry in power armour have a chance to win a game simply by dint of weight of numbers. Of course, Gav is a good player so I am also trying to give myself a fighting chance, hence the Cheese Fangs, which should give me a good firebase with which to disable his tanks & transports and level the playing field a bit. That's the plan, anyway. On Thursday, we'll find out how it all goes...

1 comment:

  1. if you want that list to really shine, I suggest dropping the scouts and adding Ragnar Blackmane and a couple Lone Wolves.  Ragnar is disgusting when he howls and gives 60 grey hunters an insane charge bonus, and it's amazing what 2 lone wolves with 2 wolves each can provide cover for. 

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